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Economy adds 244k jobs in April, unemployment rate ticks up to 9 percent

WASHINGTON — Employers added more than 200,000 jobs in April for the third straight month, the biggest hiring spree in five years. The Labor Department reported Friday that the economy added 244,000 jobs last month. Private employers shrugged off high ...

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Unemployment applications hit 8-month high

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits surged last week to the highest level in eight months, a troubling sign a day ahead of the government’s report on April employment. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications ...

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More people applied for unemployment benefits last week

WASHINGTON — More people sought unemployment benefits last week, the second rise in three weeks, a sign the job market’s recovery is slow and uneven. Applications for unemployment benefits jumped 25,000 to a seasonally adjusted 429,000 for the week ending ...

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Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, partly reversing a sharp jump in applications the previous week. The Labor Department said Thursday that the number of people applying for unemployment benefits dropped 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted ...

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Unemployment falls in two-thirds of states

WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate fell in two-thirds of the nation’s states last month, the latest evidence that the strengthening economy is encouraging many employers to boost hiring. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the unemployment rate dropped in 34 ...

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More people apply for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON — More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the first increase in three weeks. Still, the broader trend points to a slowly healing jobs market. The government says applications for unemployment benefits rose 27,000 to a seasonally adjusted ...

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Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week

WASHINGTON — Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that layoffs are dropping and employers may be hiring more workers. The Labor Department said Thursday the number of people seeking benefits dropped 10,000 to 382,000 in the ...

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Unemployment falls in three-quarters of US cities

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates are falling in most metro areas across the country, suggesting that hiring is widespread and not limited to a few healthy regions. The Labor Department says more than three-quarters of the nation’s 372 largest metro areas ...

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